Fumaric Acid E297 is often used as an acidulant and acidity regulator in beverages, pudding mixes, etc. Though Fumaric Acid E297 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Fumaric Acid E297?
Fumaric Acid E297 is a white, odorless crystalline powder or granules. It is soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water and in ether, and very slightly soluble in chloroform. Used as an acidulant, Fumaric acid has bacteriostatic and antiseptic function. It also can be used as acidity regulator, acidifier, thermal-oxidative resist auxiliary, curing accelerant and spice. Used as acidic substance of effervescent agent, it can produce extended and exquisite bubbles. Fumaric acid can be used as pharmaceutical intermediate and optical bleaching agent. In pharmaceutical industry, it is used to produce alexipharmic sodium dimercaptosuccinate and ferrous fumarate. Fumaric acid is also used in manufacturing unsaturated polyester resin.
Possible Side Effects of Fumaric Acid E297
Fumaric Acid is generally considered a safe ingredient. Possible long-term side effects: kidney problems (when used as a medicine)
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Fumaric Acid E297 is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Hydrolyzed Pork Collagen populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Fumaric Acid E297.
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